Hydra-N6: Rugged, Customizable ARM Tablet for Military, Industrial, and Medical Applications

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The Hydra-N6™ tablet,  SECO USA’s fourth generation ARM platform, provides an updated sunlight readable display, wireless capability, and a configurable rugged external connector interface which can provide wired interfaces atypical of Hydra-Q6 tablet front and bottom viewstablet devices. Targeted for military, medical, or other industrial or commercial applications, the fully rugged tablet offers the versatility and portability of a consumer tablet with the durability and long production life of a MIL-SPEC mobile device. The Hydra-N6 meets wide-ranging specifications for temperature, fluid contaminates, solar loading, fungus and immersion, while offering the full functionality expected from a compact mobile tablet.

The Hydra-N6 features a 7” WSVGA (1024×600), full color sunlight-readable display with automatic brightness control and display rotation. A resistive multi-touch panel enables use with thick gloves and in wet environments, while its chemically strengthened glass substrate offers impact resistance. Capacitive touch options are available. Two programmable buttons (which default to volume control) and a power button complete the user interface.

External connectors (all IP-67 rated): USB Type A, USB OTG Type C, DC power input barrel jack, and a rugged expansion connector (DB-26). Tablet features include: camera, microphone, stereo speaker output, haptic feedback, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and more. A mPCIe slot can host a number of plug-in cards, including cellular modems (supported by an internal SIM slot). The low-power device features a 44 WHr Lithium Polymer battery and can run up to 8 hours on a full charge.

Expansion connector interface options include: Ethernet, RS-232, RS-485, CAN, SPI, I2C, GPIO, USB 2.0, and stereo line out and line in.

Operating systems include Android 7 and Linux. Contact SECO USA for additional options, including real time operating systems such as VxWorks.
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The Hydra-N6 is designed modularly, allowing for easy customization of the tablet, including: alternative display sizes or resolutions, camera resolutions, external peripheral connections, user controls, packaging, operating systems, configuration lock-down, and security features. SECO USA has delivered custom tablet solutions for a variety of applications including drone control, medical devices for patient treatment, industrial field operations, vehicle maintenance, and security.

SECO USA also offers remote device management and other IoT technologies for the Hydra-N6.

CPU NXP i.MX 6 Cortex-A9 processor, Quad or Dual core (industrial or automotive grade)
Memory 1, 2, or 4 GB DDR3L; up to 128 GB eMMC Flash; uSD card slot (internal)
Wireless Peripherals Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.2
Cellular Modem mPCIe slot with internal SIM card holder
Global Positioning On-board GPS with Galileo, GLONASS, and BeiDou support
USB External: 1 USB-C with OTG, 1 USB 2.0 host. Internal: USB 2.0 host to mPCIe, two USB 2.0 hosts to header
Ethernet 10/100/1000 Ethernet (via 26-pin expansion connector)
External Expansion Connector DB-26 connector with screw locks. I2C, GPIO, CAN, UART, RS-232 or 485, SPI, Ethernet, USB, and DC input can be wired to this connector. 5V output can be provided upon request.
Audio Audio codec; stereo speaker drive; digital mic-in; Internal: headers for analog line-in and line-out
Camera 5 MPixel rear facing color camera with autofocus (for barcode scanning; image capture)
Display 7” WSVGA (1024×600) sunlight-readable display with automatic brightness control and display rotation
Touchscreen Resistive multi-touch; Options for capacitive touch available
Sensors Accelerometer; gyroscope; magnetometer; barometer; temperature sensor; ambient light sensor
Haptic Feedback On-board motor
Real Time Clock (RTC) +/-10 ppm, backed by coin cell battery
Security ARM TrustZone, Cryptographic Acceleration and Assurance Module (CAAM), true random number generator, High Assurance Boot, hardware watchdog, real time clock; cryptomodule
Batteries 44 WHr of Lithum Polymer battery capacity with internal charging and fuel gauge. Coin cell for real time clock.
DC Power Input 12V – 28 V DC input via barrel jack
Operating Systems Android 7.x (Nougat), Linux 4.x. Inquire for RTOS (including VxWorks)
Dimensions Enclosure: 8.42” x 5.67” x 1.1”; With protrusions: 8.49” x 5.90” x 1.1”
Weight (tentative) 865 grams
Environmental -20°C to 70°C operating temperature; -30°C to 80°C storage temperature; IP67 submersible to 1 meter for 30 minutes
Rugged Specifications
Method 501.5, Procedure II, temp = 70°C (high temp), Method 502.5, Procedure II, temp = -35°C (low temp), Method 504.1, Procedure II, fluids from table 504.1-II, 8 hour exposure (fluid contaminates), Method 505.5, Procedure I for worldwide deployment (solar radiation), Method 508.6, 28 minimum growth (fungus), Method 512.4, Procedure I, at 27°C ambient air temperature above water temperature at a depth of 1m for 30 min. (immersion), Method 514.6 Procedure I (Category: 4, 24) and Procedure II (various vibration), Method 516.6, Procedure I, 40g, 11ms, saw-tooth, 3 shocks +/- per axis, 3 axes (shock), Method 516.6, Procedure IV, up to 48” drop, 26 total drops (transit and operating drop)

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